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Your Minnesota State StarID is the unique identifier you use to access all Minnesota State resources and services. Your StarID is composed of two letters, four numbers, and two letters (e.g. ab1234cd). Once activated, you use your StarID or a simple variation of it (e.g.,, as your username, along with a password of your choosing, to access any campus or system resource or service that requires authentication. Your StarID never expires. It remains associated with you for life and can be used for authentication purposes as long as you are student or employee of any institution in the system.

Activate your StarID

A new StarID is created for you by the Minnesota State system office when you become a registered student or faculty and staff already have a StarID, but it needs to be activated before it can be used. To activate your StarID you can go here. Also, please note the following resources for the StarID.

StarID password requirements

These requirements comply with the Minnesota State password security guideline. Passwords must meet or exceed these criteria:

  • Changed at least every 180 days
  • Between 8 and 128 characters long
  • Use at least 3 of these types of characters: uppercase, lowercase, numbers, special characters (e.g., !@#$%^&*()_+=-`{}[]|\:";'<>,.?/)
  • May not have been used before
  • May not contain your first name or last name if they are longer than 2 characters

Changing your StarID password

You will get reminder emails that your Star ID password with expire 21 days, 7 days and 1 day before it actually happens.Please change it BEFORE it expires. Check Microsoft Clutter in your Microsoft Outlook email for these messages.

Information to Help You With StarID

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